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Welcome to Cardrona Alpine Resort

Cardrona Alpine Resort is New Zealand’s most popular ski area, attracting all kinds of snow enthusiasts – from beginners & families, to Olympic & X Games athletes. Take a short drive from Queenstown or Wanaka & be welcomed with genuine Kiwi hospitality to NZ’s ultimate winter playground.

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We're super excited for our Geo Adventures Fun Day today! Come up for some lift-accessed frisbee golf & orienteering...perfect day for it!
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We’re getting a Chondola!

We're installing a $10million "combined" lift of gondola cabins & chairs in time for the 2017 winter season! The new McDougall’s Express Chondola will be the first cabin-style lift on a ski area in NZ.

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Sam Robertson: Nom*D x Cardrona

Sam Robertson drifted away from snowboarding at the age of 12 – check out how his career as a graphic designer & stencil maker with Kiwi fashion label Nom*D has brought him back to the sport in a big way!

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Cardrona Games 2016 Recap

WHAT an amazing week it’s been up here for the Cardrona Games! New Zealand’s best skiers & snowboarders took on the world in 3 days of slopestyle & halfpipe competition.

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Getting here

Cardrona is an easy drive or bus ride from NZs most famous ski towns, Queenstown & Wanaka. These two lakeside destinations are surrounded by breathtaking alpine scenery & offer a dizzying array of activities, sights & sounds. If you're looking for the ultimate holiday destination, this is it! 

Drive times:
Wanaka - 34km / 35mins
Queenstown - 58km / 60mins
Arrowtown - 37km / 45mins

Getting Here, Transport & Parking
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
MaryRedshoes Sydney, Australia

We visited Cardrona for a skiing holiday with friends & had a wonderful time. I'm a novice skier & had lots of opportunities to ski on green slopes.

Jenny J Perth, Australia

Loved Cardrona, it had an awesome vibe to it. Snow was world-class, so good the Swiss Ski team were there! Cannot recommend the ski field enough...

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kimsG1672CH

Favourite ski resort in the region. Have visited yearly with my family for many years and it's great to see on going improvements. Great runs!